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Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI Metropolitan Statistical Area Employment Analysis

( Data Date : April 2019 )

Illinois Employment Data

Located in the Midwest region of the United States, Illinois is the fifth most populous state in the nation. The state is divided into 12 metropolitan statistical areas (MSA). With a population of over 9 million residents, the Chicago-Joliet-Naperville metro area is the largest in Illinois.




The latest employment scorecard for the State of Illinois  is listed below, based on data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. You can view what jobs are available in Illinois, as well as which sectors of the economy are growing most quickly, on our Job Listings page.

 

Illinois Employment Data:

Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI Metropolitan Statistical Area Unemployment Rate Trends (% change)


  • The unemployment rate in the Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI Metropolitan Statistical Area, metro area was 3.8% in April 2019, 0.3% lower than last month, and higher by 0.4% from a year ago.

  • Compared to national and state unemployment rates, the Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI Metropolitan Statistical Area, metro area unemployment rate in April 2019 was higher by 0.2% than the U.S. rate of 3.6%, and lower by 0.2% than the Illinois state unemployment rate of 4%.

  • Total employment in the Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI Metropolitan Statistical Area, metro area increased by 4.8% (71083 more persons employed) over the past quarter, and declined by 3.4% ( 1512961 less ) over the past year.

  • The Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI Metropolitan Statistical Area, metro area has an employable civilian labor force (employed + unemployed persons age 16 and older) of 4,886,059 persons.

  • The Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI Metropolitan Statistical Area, metro area labor force shrunk by 1.3% (32533 persons) over the past quarter, and shrunk by 2.7% (35477 persons) over the past year.

  • Current Rate
    Last Year
    Last QTR
    Last Month
    Difference Since Last Quarter
    3.8%
    - 3.4%
    + 4.8%
    + 4.1%
    + 71083


    %96.25 of the Total Labor Force is Employed.


    Employment information is based on data provided by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS).

    Graphs and charts are based on monthly data from 2000 to present (BLS reports monthly data a month to six weeks after the close of each month).

    The data MuniNet Guide uses and presents is seasonally adjusted.